Leadership

The affairs of CRE Finance Council are managed by a Board of Governors, selected from the general membership, which meets at least two times a year. During the periods the Board is not convened, the Executive Committee has full authority to transact all CRE Finance Council business. The Executive Committee is made up of the chairman, chairman-elect, vice president, secretary, treasurer, membership chair, administrative executive, as well as four additional Executive Committee members.  View the CREFC By-Laws.


Chair

Annemarie G. DiCola

CEO

Trepp, LLC

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Membership Committee Chair

Nik Chillar

Principal

Crescit Capital Strategies


Chair-Elect

Chuck Lee

Head of CRE Securitization and Warehouse Finance

Credit Suisse Securities LLC




Immediate Past Chair

Mark Zytko

Co-Founder

Mesa West Capital


Vice Chair

Jan Sternin

Senior Vice President & Managing Director

Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC


Secretary

Eric Thompson

Senior Managing Director, Real Estate Finance

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.


Treasurer

Mike Syers

Partner

Ernst & Young LLP


Policy Committee Chair

Pat Sargent

Partner

Alston & Bird LLP


Program Committee Chair

Paul Vanderslice




Long Range Planning and Investment Committee Chair

Robert P. Brennan, Jr.




Executive Committee Member

Christine Patterson

Principal, Real Estate Debt Strategies

Blackstone Group